A new study observing the risk of total knee replacement revision or failure at a high-volume orthopedic hospital found that race and poverty were not significant factors in risk for knee replacement surgeries. Previous studies established that black patients have a higher risk for knee replacement revision and also report more pain and worse joint […]
A CT scan before spine surgery turned up a significant number of patients with previously undiagnosed low bone density, according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, presented yesterday at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, suggests there may be […]
Covidien Plc. (NYSE:COV) announced a new agreement for a five year $1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility, secured through subsidiary Covidien International Finance S.A.
The new agreement replaces a prior five-year senior credit facility that was slated to mature in April 2012, and the funds will be allocated for general corporate purposes, including working capital and capital expenditures.